At Ritual Nordic Spa, they don’t believe a sauna experience should be a luxury but rather an integral part of a self-care routine, accessible in both price and location to as many people as possible.
If one were to picture the epitome of serenity, it would probably look something like Tofino Resort + Marina’s new floating sauna. Moored in the frigid waters of B.C.’s Clayoquot Sound, the sauna combines the peace of nature with the physical release of a day at the spa.
The first thing you need to know about Othership is that it is not a spa. Don’t confuse it with the white-robes-and-eucalyptus pamper palaces you might be used to. Yes, there is a steam room, but that’s where the similarities end.
At Vettä Nordic Spa, there will be a similar emphasis on connecting with friends and family while reaping the healing benefits of water, heat, and steam.
Vancouver’s Yaletown neighbourhood has long emulated the same hipster energies of the major beauty cities, so it’s only natural that the Shrink Wrap Urban Sweat Lounge, an infrared sauna pod and body-roller studio, opened its doors there last August.
Architecture firm Native Narrative has heightened the sauna experience, so beloved by Danes, with curated furnishings and materials like aspen timber for a better skin-feel, aromatic trays, and the ability to pull the sauna via trailer hitch to wherever your wanderlust takes you.
Nestled into the sparse subarctic slopes of Kiruna, Sweden’s northernmost town, is an unexpected delight: a large golden egg.